Family resource and youth services centers (FRYSC) were created as a part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. The primary goal of the FOR-YOU FRYSC is to remove nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success. Our mission is to improve a student’s academic achievement through the removal of non-cognitive barriers. The FRYSC staff is committed to helping all students succeed. We will provide assistance and support to students through the FRYSC as well as promote a positive relationship between family, community, and school. We are located in the mobile unit directly behind James T. Alton.
Services we provide include (but are not limited to):
- · Assistance with basic needs – clothing, school supplies, hygiene items
- · Emergency assistance – utilities, rent, food
- · Family crisis intervention
- · In-school counseling services
- · Vision and dental assistance
- · Assistance with KCHIP/Passport health insurance
- · Holiday assistance
- · Substance abuse education and counseling
- · Career exploration and development
Coordinator: Theresa Ovesen, MA
School Home Community Liaison: Linda McFarlin
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Or by appointment)
Phone Number: (270) 877-6434
To enhance students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:
- · Early learning and successful transition to school;
- · Academic achievement and well-being; and
- · Graduation and transition into adult life.
The Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.
One Hour Revolution Program - A Mentoring Program at JT Alton
If you would like to mentor a child at JTA please read the attachment below. Your time will be greatly appreciated.